Hólmavík

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Hólmavík
Village
The village of Hólmavík
The village of Hólmavík
Location of the Municipality of Strandabyggð
Location of the Municipality of Strandabyggð
Hólmavík is located in Iceland
Hólmavík
Hólmavík
Location of the Municipality of Strandabyggð
Coordinates: 65°43′N 21°41′W / 65.717°N 21.683°W / 65.717; -21.683
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northwest Constituency
Region[2] Westfjords
Municipality Strandabyggð
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 375
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Póstnúmer 510
Website Official website

Hólmavík is a small town in the western part of Iceland, by Steingrímsfjörður.

It is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. Hólmavík is part of the Strandabyggð municipality and has 375 inhabitants (2011 census). Hólmavík is home to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft.

Well-known people from Hólmavík include the poet Stefán frá Hvítadal and the musician Gunnar Þórðarson of the band Hljómar. The artist Einar Hákonarson has a studio and a home in Hólmavík.

Transportation[edit]

Hólmavík is served by Hólmavík Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division

Coordinates: 65°43′N 21°41′W / 65.717°N 21.683°W / 65.717; -21.683